Mortimer Adler

About Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 – June 28, 2001) was an American philosopher, educator, and popular author. Dr. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and authored more than fifty books.

We Hold These Truths: Thoughts on the U.S. Constitution

By |2019-11-14T14:53:37-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Audio/Video, Constitution, St. John's College|

Editor's Note: What is the duty of government? What are the rights of man in a civilized society? What is the purpose of law? Mortimer Adler, scholar of, and advocate for, the Great Books, attempts to answer these questions and more in the following interview. Interposed with scenes of discussion from a seminar conducted at [...]

Labor, Leisure, and Liberal Education

By |2019-09-02T10:44:03-05:00October 5th, 2015|Categories: Education, Featured, Great Books, Labor/Work, Timeless Essays|

(Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Mortimer Adler as he examines what the word leisure really means in relation with liberal learning. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher) Although the title of this essay is “Labor, Leisure, and Liberal Education” and although it begins and ends with a consideration [...]

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